Having a moment

I had a bit of a moment this week. Three, in fact. I’d been to Barnes to look for a bittern – an endeavour, by the way, that thirty years ago would have elicited a mocking guffaw from any right-minded birder. Back then, the site of my quest was nothing but a cluster of disused … Continue reading Having a moment


Bit of a messy ‘un

Olivier Messiaen would have been 109 today. In part to commemorate his birthday, and in part because it seems Why Do Birds Suddenly Disappear? will shortly be going to print (don't get too excited – Christmas in publishing, as in all other walks of life, lasts about three months), I'm going to share an extract … Continue reading Bit of a messy ‘un